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Cool Down This Summer with Bigelow Iced Tea

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Who doesn’t love iced tea on a hot summer day (and if it is Bigelow tea, even better right)?  Luckily, iced tea is quite simple to make as it really only requires two ingredients: fresh water and of course, tea. But here is where the fun comes in because green, black, white and herbal tea can be used to create a refreshing glass as noted by tea experts Nathaniel Pantalone and Cynthia Gold. Some of the best varieties to use include the following:

bigelow tea jasmine green teaJasmine Green Tea which is subtly sweet and has a fresh, flowery fragrance.

 

 

bigelow tea oolongOolong Tea which is a smooth, full-bodied, fragrant variety due to being exposed to air for half the amount of time as black tea.

 

 

bigelow tea english teatime teaCeylon Tea like Bigelow English Teatime® which is a strong, full-bodied variety of black tea with a golden color. This is probably the type of tea you think of when you think of Iced Tea!

 

But don’t stop with just these flavors!  With over 130 varieties of tea offered, why not follow third generation president and CEO Cindi Bigelow’s suggestion for pairing different teas so you can create your own perfect glass (or quart) that is both refreshing and delicious!

Don’t want to experiment?  No problem.  We have perfect iced tea recipes that will be sure to quench yours or your guest’s thirst.  Give these a try or share your own recipes with us….we would love to hear from you! Happy iced tea drinking!

Green Tea with Mango and Perfect Peach Iced Tea

bigelow tea english teatime perfect peach iced tea

Ingredients

Instructions

Pour boiling water over 2 Perfect Peach herbal tea bags and 1 Green tea with Mango tea bag. Steep 3 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Add cold water. Sweeten to taste. Pour into tall glass filled with ice…and enjoy.

Constant Comment and Plantation Mint Iced Tea

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Ingredients

Instructions

Bring 1 quart of water to a boil, add 2 “Constant Comment”® tea bags and 1 Plantation Mint® tea bag and steep for 10 minutes. Pour into pitcher and refrigerate until chilled. Serve in a tall glass with ice. Sweeten to taste.

Bigelow Tea On Ice—You’ll Want To Try These Winning Combinations!

 

Whether you enjoy iced tea by the glass or by the pitcher, it’s tough to top pouring your favorite Bigelow Tea flavor over ice. But do you know what’s better than one flavor? Two! That’s why iced tea combinations are so much fun. Here are a few of our favorite thirst-quenching iced tea pairing recipes:

These are the combinations we’d recommend, but we wanted to hear from you, too. That’s why we asked Bigelow Tea fans to vote for their favorite iced tea pairings, and wouldn’t you know… they responded by the thousands! The I Love Lemon and English Teatime combination won first place with 2434 votes, followed closely by Perfect Peach and Pomegranate Pizzazz with 2264 votes. Other popular choices were Green Tea and Wild Blueberry Acai, and Pomegranate Pizzazz and Green Tea with Pomegranate. Don’t forget to check out the video above, too, where third generation president and CEO Cindi Bigelow makes a glass of Red Raspberry and Jasmine Green iced tea. Another great option comes from Bigelow enthusiast @CallMeTeff, who suggests combining Earl Grey and “Constant Comment®” over ice. Yum… we’re getting thirsty with just hearing all these flavor combos!

With so many more fantastic undiscovered combinations out there, we hope there’s no end to this tasty season of iced tea. Send in your favorites, and keep cool this summer—one glass at a time.

Spice Up Your Cookout with Bigelow Tea

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When the weather heats up, pour yourself a tall glass of Bigelow iced tea and get outside to grill! July is National Grilling Month and we’ve got a few great recipes and tips to take your summer cookout to the next level.

Grilled chicken may be your go-to barbeque protein, but at Bigelow Tea we’ve refreshed this dish with a fruity Green Tea with Peach marinade! Quick tip: before cooking a lean protein like chicken, use tongs to rub a vegetable oil soaked paper towel to prevent sticking.

Vegetarians can get in on the grilling action with Tea Marinated Grilled Tofu. Quick tip: use a grill basket in order to prevent dropping any pieces through the racks.

Try one of the below easy-to-follow recipes at your next summer cookout and impress all of your guests with a tea-licious main dish!

Grilled Green Tea Chicken and Peaches

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Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken – cut up – about 4-5 pounds
  • ¾ cup (180mL) water
  • Bigelow Green Tea with Peach Tea Bags
  • ⅓ cup (80mL) honey
  • 1 teaspoon (5mL) freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup (60mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly grounded pepper and salt to taste
  • 4 fresh peaches, halved and pitted

Instructions

Instructions for Marinade: In a small saucepan over medium high heat, bring water to the boil and add teabags, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes reducing liquid by ¼. Stir in honey and black pepper.
Instructions for Grilling Chicken: Preheat grill. Rub chicken with the olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place chicken on grill, turn to medium low heat (or use “Indirect” cooking according to grill instructions) and brush with Green Tea with Peach marinade. Cover grill and cook chicken for 15 minutes, brush again with marinade, and cook for another 15 minutes, turn over and brush with marinade and continue cooking for another 20 minutes. Check chicken with a meat thermometer which should read 140-150*F. Remove from heat. Brush peaches with marinade and place cut side down on grill. Grill for 3-4 minutes. Turn, brush with marinade and grill for another 3-4 minutes.

Tea Marinated Grilled Tofu

bigelow tea tofu recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 – 6 inch wooden skewers
  • 1 – 14 oz. package extra firm tofu
  • Bigelow® Green Tea with Pomegranate Tea Bags
  • Bigelow® Earl Grey Tea Bags
  • 2 cups hot water
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus additional for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1 inch rounds
  • 8 Baby Bella mushrooms, cleaned (about 8 oz.)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (for brushing)
  • Non-stick grill spray

Instructions

Tofu is a great vegetarian, low-calorie alternative for your grill, and marinating it in tea gives it great flavor and color. A touch of honey adds sweetness and helps to create a beautiful grill marks as it caramelizes. First, set wooden skewers in water and allow to soak for approximately 30 minutes. Next, sandwich the block of tofu between two plates lined with a few layers of paper towels. Place something heavy on top plate (like a can) so tofu can drain for 10-15 minutes. In large bowl, combine hot water and tea bags and steep for 5-7 minutes. Squeeze out tea bags into bowl, remove, and add salt and honey to tea. Stir until honey is dissolved. Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes, and add to bowl. Set aside to marinate for 15 minutes. Thread 2-3 cubes of tofu and 2-3 pieces of vegetables onto each soaked skewer, being careful not to pack the skewers too tightly. Brush each skewer with canola oil and season with a pinch of salt. Spray a gas grill with non-stick grill spray and preheat to medium-high. Place skewers on grill, and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes per side, until grill marks appear and tofu begins to form a nicely colored crust. Note: be very gentle when turning skewers (use a grill spatula), as the tofu is delicate. Remove from grill and serve hot.

Let’s Open Some Bigelow Tea Fan Mail!


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For 70 years, Bigelow Tea has heard feedback from tea drinkers around the world. And throughout that time, hearing from you—our fantastic fans—has been a highlight of our day. We’ve heard about family traditions and the part that Bigelow Tea plays, and have read about your favorite flavors (and not-so-favorite flavors, sometimes!) and recipes. As the times and technology have shifted from letters and envelopes to emails and website reviews, what hasn’t changed is the love for Bigelow tea.

Judy in Seattle said that “Constant Comment®” is the “only tea for me!” She began drinking the flavor when she was 4 years old and her mom would take her to visit a family friend. Judy shared that she would drink it every day after school, and to this day, she’s continued the tradition after work and many times a day on the weekends. She said, “Tea time has been a ritual in my life that has given me great comfort and I have passed it on with my own family. I have tried hundreds of teas in many countries always looking for another tea that I liked as much as ‘Constant Comment’ and I have never found one that compares. Thank you so much for the amazing blend of tea, citrus and spices. It is absolutely perfect!”

bigelow tea mint medleyOn the other coast in Tallahassee, Georgianna loves Mint Medley. She said that she drinks it every day at work. “It makes me feel warm and cozy at my desk!”

 

 

bigelow tea green tea with lemonAnd Jen in Kansas City wrote that her go-to flavor is Green Tea with Lemon. She even credits the tea with helping her break her diet soda habit. “This tea is so light and refreshing with a perfect pop of lemon flavor. It is wonderful hot, but I especially love it over ice for an invigorating afternoon pick-me-up.”

 

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Fran from Fairview Park loves Perfect Peach in the evenings, and thinks it tastes like a warm peach pie in a cup. “The back note of spice is perfect, and with a little milk and a little sugar, it’s like a relaxing 14-calorie piece of pie. Delicious!”

 

 

Mornings, afternoons and evenings—whatever the time—Bigelow Tea is a great choice. Do you have a favorite story or memory with Bigelow Tea? Tell us about it in the comments section below!

National Peach Month: Everything’s Peachy at Bigelow Tea!

Remember the expressions: “pretty as a peach” and “peaches and cream complexion” or even “peachy-keen?”   Well, all good things come in threes as Bigelow Tea invites you to join in celebrating National Peach Month with three of our favorite peachy concoctions.  For all the party revelers out there, taste our thirst-quenching Berry Peach Mar-TEA-ni:

Berry Peach Mar-TEA-ni

Place 3 Bigelow® Red Raspberry™ Herb tea bags and 3 Bigelow® Perfect Peach™ Herb tea bags in a measuring cup, adding 1¼ cups boiling water. Steep 3 minutes, then remove  tea bags.

Add 1 tablespoon of sugar, stir until dissolved, then chill (the measuring cup, that is, not you!).

In a cocktail shaker, pour 2 ounces of the cooled sweet tea with 1 ounce of your favorite vodka. Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.

Now you can chill! Cheers!

And for the peachy purists out there, savor our very own Perfect Peach™ Granita:

Perfect Peach™ Granita

Boil 3 cups water; remove from heat, add 10 Bigelow® Perfect Peach™ Herb tea bags, steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags,

Stir in ¼ cup sugar, chill.  Freeze in an ice cream maker. When

finished, the granita will have the consistency of a sorbet.

Transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze until hardened.

Serve in chilled glasses, scraping the top of the granita with a heavy ice cream scoop.

Simply peachy!!!!

Does your tummy need a little something more substantial? Our Perfect Peach™ Upside-Down Cake will do the trick:

Perfect Peach™ Upside-Down Cake

Of course, what makes this scrumptious recipe so special is the combination of peach slices with our Perfect Peach™ Herb Tea.

Perfect Peach® Herbal Iced Tea

For these Bigelow delicacies – and more, check out our Bigelow Tea recipe page!

Peaches, available year-round, are full of antioxidants, a great source of dietary fiber – AND low in calories!! How peachy!

Game Day Sauce Recipes

Perfect Peach ® Mustard Dipping SaucePerfect Peach® Mustard Dipping Sauce

Our delectably fragrant dipping sauce can be used with grilled sausage bites, cubes of cheese or for crudites. No matter what you choose as its partner, our Perfect Peach® Herb Tea- scented sauce will add pizazz. 

Ingredients:
½ cup water
6 Bigelow Perfect Peach® Herb Tea tea bags
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 ½ tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon soy sauce
½ cup vegatable oil
3-4 drops Tabasco Sauce, or to taste

Instructions:
Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add the tea bags and steep for 5 minutes, making sure they are completely submerged. Remove to a small strainer and, using the back of a spoon, press as much liquid as possible back into the pan.

In a small bowl, combine the mustard, honey and soy sauce. Add the infused tea and stir until smooth. Whisk in the oil. Season to taste with Tabasco Sauce, cover and refrigerate until needed.’

Yield: Makes 2/3 cup

Barbecue Sauce Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients:
½ cup (125mL) hot water
10 Bigelow® Orange & Spice Herbal tea bags
¼ cup (60mL) brown sugar
1 small onion, diced
¼ cup (60mL) ketchup
2 tablespoons (30mL) mustard

Instructions:
Pour boiling water over tea bags. Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove bags, squeezing them for excess tea. Add brown sugar until dissolved. Set aside.

In a skillet, add tea, ketchup, mustard and onions. Mix well and simmer until onions are soft, about 10 minutes.

This sauce can be used with steak, chicken and pork. It also can be used for baking beans.

Yield: Makes ¾ cup